Benjamin Rush Dream about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

The Dream of Dr. Benjamin Rush & God’s Hand in Reconciling John Adams and Thomas Jefferson One of the more bitter aspects of the retirement of John Adams from the presidency in 1800 was the fact that several of those with whom he had early co-labored during the Revolution had become his fervent adversaries. This [...]

By | 2017-10-19T07:25:05+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Issues and Articles, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – Election – 1815, Vermont

Henry Davis (1771-1852) graduated from Yale in 1796. He served as President of Middlebury College (1810-1817) and President of Hamilton College (1817-1833). This election sermon was delivered by Dr. Davis at Montpelier, VT on October 12, 1815. A SERMON, DELIVERED ON THE DAY OF GENERAL ELECTION, AT MONTPELIER, OCTOBER 12, 1815, BEFORE THE HONORABLE LEGISLATURE [...]

By | 2017-10-16T07:47:38+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Congressional Records on Chaplains

Below are several documents from Congressional records relating to pay for U.S. Army Chaplains. There is a "Memorial of Chaplains in the U.S. Army" dated January 17, 1862. Also, a "Letter from the Secretary of War" relating to pay for chaplains dated June 19, 1862. Finally, a "General Order" relating to pay for chaplains dated [...]

By | 2017-10-11T07:44:09+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Chaplains, Featured, Library|0 Comments

A Defence of the Use of the Bible in Schools

The following is part of the transcript from a letter written in 1791, which was published by the American Tract Society in 1830. To purchase the whole text of Dr. Rush's letter, see The Bible in Schools pamphlet that can be found in the WallBuilders store. Dear Sir: It is now several months since I [...]

By | 2017-10-05T08:09:40+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

WWII – Crickets in Normandy

Maxwell Taylor The landings which took place on the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, remain one of the most notable episodes of bravery throughout military history. Prior to the deployment on the beach, however, 13,000 American troops from the 82nd and 101st Airborne landed in the dark behind enemy lines to [...]

By | 2017-10-11T15:44:47+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Ringing of the Liberty Bell

Ringing of the Liberty Bell The Liberty Bell is an iconic part of America's history. In 1751, on the 50th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s 1701 first charter of liberties the Pennsylvania Assembly ordered a bell from London to be used as part of the commemoration festivities. It arrived on September 1, 1752 and was hung in [...]

By | 2017-10-05T11:12:46+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Library, Updates|0 Comments

Samuel F.B. Morse Letter – 1830

Samuel Finley Breese (F.B.) Morse (1791-1872) was an artist and inventor. He is known for inventing Morse Code and for his work on the telegraph. Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first telegraph between cities in 1844 -- the text of Numbers 23:23, "What Hath God Wrought." Below is a letter that Morse wrote on September [...]

By | 2017-10-11T15:44:54+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Historical Writings, Library|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Founders As Christians

(Note: this is a representative list only, there are many other quotes that could be listed) Samuel Adams Father of the American Revolution, Signer of the Declaration of Independence I . . . recommend my Soul to that Almighty Being who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust, relying upon the merits [...]

By | 2017-09-13T09:10:03+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Writings, Library|0 Comments

Benjamin Harrison 1894 Letter to His Son

Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) was a lawyer, a Civil War brigadier general, and eventually the twenty-third president of the United States from 1889-1893. In this letter to his son, Russell Benjamin Harrison, on July 12, 1894, he admonishes the younger Harrison to remain steadfast in the faith. The former president explains to his son, “It’s well [...]

By | 2017-09-01T14:04:20+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments

Lyndon B. Johnson and the Bible

On January 19, 1966, Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), the 36th president of the United States, held a ceremony at the White House to declare that 1966 would be a “Year of the Bible.” On that occasion he remarked that, “No human accountant can calculate the immense good that your Society has done over the years.”[i] [...]

By | 2017-09-06T13:10:17+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: Historical Document, Library|0 Comments